2021 Contest

The 9th Annual Genes and Health Contest

UM GIDAS

COMPETITORS: High school students who love computers and biology or who are interested in engineering and medical field or who enjoys challenging problems. High school GIDAS members.

DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2021

TIME: 2 – 5 pm

LOCATION: Online

Registration 

BRING: Laptop (if you don’t have a laptop, please tell us that you need a computer when register)

FEE: Free

Donations (any amount) are welcome

– check payable to “miRcore”

and send it to 1100 North Main St. Ste 211, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

or




SUBJECTS:

Genes and COVID-19

STUDY MATERIALS:

HERE

GENERAL CONTEST FORMAT:
Session 1: Multiple choice test (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (50% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 3: Random short presentations

 

ADVANCED CONTEST FORMAT (Next-gen sequencing questions included):
Session 1: Multiple choice test (40% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 2: Computational research (60% of the total score toward All round scholar, UTR, Intron awards)
Session 3: Random short presentations

 

PURPOSE: To familiarize students with functional genomics, help them understand diseases in terms of genes and environmental networks, and participate in computational biology research.

AWARD: There will be cash prizes for the contest winners and raffle winners. Award ceremony follows the competition and talent show.

PARENTS: are welcome to attend any of the events (see parent sessions for more information).

SPONSOR:

 


 


For those who do not feel prepared for this contest:

Participation will broaden your perspective on the emerging field of medical genomics. You become familiar with key elements of genomics and learn how to access freely available resources which can lead to cures. In short, the contest itself is a learning opportunity.

Do you have talent to show? Share your talent with others while we are summing up results.

You may even win a prize! (either contest or raffle)

Program

2:00 – 2:05 pm Sign-in time
2:05 – 2:10 pm Opening remarks
2:10 – 2:50 pm Conceptual test
2:50 – 3:05 pm Break
3:05 – 3:45 pm Computational test
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 4:30 pm Presentation ‘Night’
4:30 – 5:00 pm Results

Awards:

All Round Scholar:

Underclassmen

1st: Matthew Tsai

2nd: Bianca Done

3rd: Niheer Patel

Upperclassmen

1st: Lawrence Long

2nd: Jibiana Jakpor

3rd: Emily Kang

Conceptual Session:

Underclassmen

1st: Max Peng

2nd: Sunny Ding

3rd: Farhan Baig

Upperclassmen

1st: Maria Cheriyan

2nd: Aditi Ganesan

3rd: Heidi Segars, Kate Wang

Computational Prizes:

Underclassmen

1st: Dhivya Bala

2nd: Ananya Sriram

3rd: Himal Bamzai-Wokhlu

Upperclassmen

1st: Noah Vogel

2nd: Audrey Gunawan

3rd: Annaka Saffron

Honorable Mention

Intron Award: Ally Wang

UTR Award: Maria Sicilia

Presentation Masters!

DNA Room

Group 7: Why Narwhals are Government Drones/Reasons why our next president WILL be a bird

RNA Room

Zoom Etiquette for Dummies

RNA Songs

 GIDAS Club Awards

Best GIDAS School of the Year

Pioneer Gidas, Ann Arbor, MI

New GIDAS Recognition

Basis Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

Fremont High School, Sunnyvale, CA

Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta, GA

H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI

Okemos High School, Okemos, MI

Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC

William Mason High School, Mason, OH

Previous Year’s winners:

2018

2017